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March 23rd, 2022

Club Lotto

 

We had no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 19 and 24. This week’s lucky dip winners were Katie McDaniel, Bridie Donnelly, Ellen Tinnelly and Paudie and Emma Finnegan. Next week’s jackpot will be €8200.

Please continue to support the club by buying an envelope from our stands in Justin’s and McGrane’s shops or by using the link  https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=672&_ga=#Anchor. You can also download the Clubforce App. One envelope is €2 or three envelopes for €5. Cut off time for playing the lotto online is 6pm on Monday evening.

 

Thank you to our Senior players Rory and Ciaran McMahon who sold our Club lotto in Carrick last week and to Senior ladies’ players Shauna McCahey and Rachel McEneaney who sold in Meath Hill and Drumconrath.

 

Club Mass

 

A Mass for deceased members of the Club will take place on Friday, March 25th at 7pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Upper Magheracloone.

 

Sympathy

 

The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Martin, Nuala, Oisín, Liam McConnon and the entire McConnon and Finnegan families on the sad passing of Micheal last weekend. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilís.

 

Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation Scheme 2022

 

Paddy Duffy, a native of Bawn in the parish of Latton arrived in Magheracloone in early 1972. He had a love for shooting and was instrumental in setting up Magheracloone gun Club. He also had a love of football and was invited to the Mitchells AGM in Killark old school in November 72, where he took on the role of Juvenile Secretary. This was a job that he excelled at for 12 years. He was also instrumental in setting up juvenile structures in the Club to ensure a steady supply of new players to our senior teams.

When he arrived in 1972, we had a small pitch and 2 wooden railway carriages as dressing rooms. Paddy was part of

 

various committees and sub-committees involved in the development of the Community Centre, Pitches and fundraising over the years.

Paddy was our Co Board Delegate for 10 years and coached and managed various underage teams from 1991 until 2003 winning Division 1 titles in all grades over the years. Looking at a 1999 juvenile final programme, it says Paddy is known as “Mr Juvenile Football” which shows the commitment he had to these budding young players. Many of our former Co. Players went through their juvenile years under the guidance of Paddy, players like his own son Shane, Thomas Freeman and Frankie Doogan to name but a few.

 

Paddy was our First-Aid man from the early noughties until 2017 when he retired after giving the Club 45 years of his time. During his time as first aider, Paddy was delighted to see them win three senior League titles and a Senior Championship in 2004.

We were delighted to Nominate Paddy for this award, he truly deserves it.

 

Reserves

 

Our Reserves aim to get points on the board this weekend when they play Aughnamullen in Annaghminnon on Saturday evening at 5.30pm. All support welcome.

 

U19’s

 

Our U19’s secured an emphatic win over Emyvale last weekend, a great start to the year for the lads, well done to all involved.

 

U13’s

 

Our U13’s start their year off this weekend as the Spring League commences on Saturday for our U13C team who play Scotstown away at 2.30pm. On Sunday, our U13A play Killanny at home at 12pm and our U13B follow suit against the same opposition at 1.15pm. Best of luck to all our teams and management.

 

Club Membership

 

Thank you to all our members who have paid their membership to date via www.foireann.ie. Any member or non-member wishing to register their membership can do so now using the Foireann website or they can also contact any Executive member for more details. Anyone who renews their membership before the end of March is eligible for voting rights at our AGM and inclusion in our Club Lotto.

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